At F1rst Commercial Recruitment, employers trust us. There’s one core stat that explains that: we’ve got a 100% success rate at filling their jobs. Why? Because they get excellent choice of potential employee and the candidate, they choose both understands and wants the job opportunity and know that it’s a good company to work for. […]
Building a career in office support can be challenging, as it’s often seen as a relatively flat career path with limited opportunities for advancement. However, with the right mindset and approach, there are plenty of ways to take the next step in your career and achieve your professional goals. Indeed, it’s not unusual for those […]
Hang out on LinkedIn for a while and you’ll sense a rumbling of mounting pressure amongst employers for workers to get back into the office full time. It seems that many employers would prefer the one-size-fits-all approach. That makes sense – it’s easier to manage. But in reality, the days of everyone in the office […]
According to a recent survey, a staggering 34% of people will look to change jobs in the New Year because they either want more pay, currently work with negative colleagues, the culture of their company or poor people management. Is now the time to change jobs?
We’re likely yet to learn more about the impact of the pandemic years on individuals in many ways, including as workers. Recent research has revealed that there’s already a notable difference in how younger workers do things. Most specifically, fuelled by remote and hybrid working, they are turning to friends for work-related advice over their line managers and even colleagues.
Ever wondered why others hop up the career ladder like a happy little frog, despite others holding a better-on-paper clutch of qualifications?
Whether you are for the monarchy or a republican in principle, every one of us in the UK is living through a momentous moment in history, since the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. For everyone of working age, the Queen has been the constant backdrop of our lives. Her death and the proclamation […]
As I am heading off to the House of Commons early next week to discuss the skills shortages faced by businesses and how these impact the UK economy, the latest Report on Jobs from the REC is particularly revealing. Talking with ministers about how to create a sustainable labour market is essential as part of […]
Economic uncertainty is starting to impact recruitment data with the slowest increases in permanent placements for 17 months. Bear in mind this is on the back of unsustainable growth following the pandemic bounce back. As such, it’s not a bleak picture and the broadly positive trends we’ve seen continue, with good opportunities for candidates. As […]
Going to an interview can be nerve-wracking. One sure fire way to manage those nerves is to prepare for an interview as much as you can. There will be questions you can’t predict, when you will need to answer on the hoof, but one commonly asked question that you can prepare for is “what are […]